The new Workshop (Workshop 3) brings a new idea and new technologies, this time - The GreenScreen and Arch OS.....
"The GreenScreen is 5 x 8 metres and was constructed using 40 x 1 metre ColourWebs. Normally used for concerts, this is the first permanent installation of this technology in the UK.
The engagement of people through this rich media platform provides a critical opportunity for the CSF to communicate ideas towards the development of a sustainable campus. The huge screen is unlike any broadcast channel the University has had before, and acts as a key element in disseminating a range of different forms of data, information and knowledge. By integrating streaming data from a wide range of campus resources, we will be able to provide a feedback system upon the health of the campus, as well as the size of its environmental footprint. From cascading waterfalls expressing water use, to fires on Portland Square representing energy use, the screen will become the vital link between research activity and widespread interpretation." - About GreenScreen
^ Flash output form the arch OS system.From the arch os website:
The GreenScreen will use a data feed of your choice from the Arch OS system present in Portland Square Building (PSQ). I will use a flash document that will use the data feed to represent the data in a way that I feel necessary or effective.
Arch OS represents an evolution in intelligent architecture, interactive art and ubiquitous computing. An 'Operating System' for contemporary architecture (Arch-OS, 'software for buildings') has been developed to manifest the life of a building and provide artists, engineers and scientists with a unique environment for developing transdisciplinary work and new public art.‚Äù
Obviously the possibilities are endless with this system and it will be great to make something with it.Well today was cool, found out we now are going to have the chance to use the GreenScreen our selves in turn with a data feed from PSQ of our choosing, and then can create a visual representation of the data we are obtaining from the data feed.
There is a small design limitation though as the screen has a very low resolution despite it being so big, as the LEDs are about 6inches apart! So ill have to use something that is of high contrast and moving to get the best results.
I'm now thinking of ideas for it, this could turn out to be something very cool so I'm looking forward to this one.